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High Holidays

September 15, 2020
By Beth Mordecai
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HIGH HOLIDAY INFORMATION

We are looking forward to High Holidays 5781, which promise to be different, but no less meaningful, than in years past. Below you will find important information regarding services times, health and safety, and other resources to enhance your holidays, and explain some of the differences you will notice this year. This is a post with LOTS of detailed information. Please read carefully. Everything you need related to the High Holy Days is included. If you have any questions, please do ask! For the complete High Holy Day Service Schedule, click here. PRE-HOLY DAY EVENTS Click here for more information SELIHOT NIGHT LIVE Saturday, September 12 at 8:30 p.m. MACHZOR & ESSENTIALS PICKUP Week of September 13 1. HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES WILL[...]

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High Holidays

September 9, 2020
By Beth Mordecai
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HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICE SCHEDULE

            Rosh HaShanah Evening Services (with Rabbi Sermon) Friday, September 18 at 6:30 pm Location: Online Only (via Zoom, Facebook Streaming) Rosh HaShanah Day 1 Date: Saturday, September 19 Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Location: Online (via Zoom, Facebook Streaming) or In-Person Rosh HaShanah Day 2 (with Rabbi Sermon and brief Shofar Service) Date: Sunday, September 20 Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Location: Online (via Zoom, Facebook Streaming) or In-Person Tashlich and Shofar Service (IN PERSON ONLY) Sunday, September 20 Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Location: In-Person Only (meet at the Gazebo in Bayview Park) Shabbat Evening Services Date: Friday, September 25 Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Location: Online Only (via Zoom, Facebook Streaming) Annual Cemetery Service Date: Sunday, September 27 Time: 10:00 am Location: In-Person Only (at the Beth Mordecai Cemetery located at 690 S. Florida Grove Rd., Perth[...]

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High Holidays


By Beth Mordecai
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Pre-Holy Day Events

SELIHOT NIGHT LIVE Saturday, September 12 at 8:30 p.m. The Conservative/Masorti Movement will come together to learn, sing, and connect as a community. Over 60 rabbis and cantors will present, and a variety of Selihot services will be offered throughout the evening.Rabbi Allen will be one of the rabbis leading a session that evening (11pm), so come and show your support!We will usher in the High Holiday season focusing on: • Teshuva (Repentance: If I Am Only For Myself, Who Is For Me?) • Tefilah (Prayer: And If I Am Only For Myself, What Am I?) • Tzedakah (Righteous Acts: And If Not Now, When?) • Shema Koleinu (Hear our Voice, Accept our Prayer) Registration is required by September 10, so click High Holidays home

High Holidays

September 28, 2019
By Beth Mordecai
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High Holiday Schedule 2019/5780

HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE : Rosh Hashanah Sunday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. –  Erev Rosh Hashanah service Monday, Sept. 30 at 9:30 a.m. – Rosh Hashanah services (Tashlich immediately following services) Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. – Rosh Hashanah Services Cemetery Service Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. (at Beth Mordecai Cemetery) Yom Kippur Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. (sharp) – Kol Nidre Wednesday Oct. 9 at 9:30 a.m. – Morning Service 11:30 – Yizkor 4:30 – Mincha 5:45 – Neilah

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High Holidays

September 12, 2018
By Beth Mordecai
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Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Sermon

[caption id="attachment_9704" align="alignright" width="318"] God’s presence surrounds us every moment.[/caption] When I was in my last year of graduate school, I worked at a synagogue in Malibu, CA.  I would drive through cities, streets lined with strip malls turning onto a highway, then to narrow roads surrounded by brush and no cell service.   My car would finally climb up the last hill and I would be overlooking the gorgeous Pacific Ocean before driving down to sea level.  The view was incredible…the first time. After a couple of weeks, I was distracted making a to-do list in my head as I approached my job.  After the first month, I almost didn’t notice the view.  I then decided that I was missing something[...]

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High Holidays


By Beth Mordecai
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Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Sermon

How many of you have called out to a loved one and used the wrong name? Did you have a dog or cat growing up and was accidentally called their name by your parents? Growing up I would sometimes hear: Donna, Steve, Rusty, Samantha I mean Sara come here. When my father would call me my mother or brother’s name it wasn’t so bad, when he got to the cat or dog’s names… I didn’t love it.  Then my father would look at me and say, well you know who you are.  Like my father, I do this too. I cycle through the kids’ names before landing on the correct one.  I too then look at the child I’m calling and declare, “Well[...]

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High Holidays


By Beth Mordecai
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Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon

King Solomon challenged his wisest advisors to find him a ring that when worn could make a person cherish their joy and bring comfort in their sadness.  The advisor searched high and low. With the deadline to the challenge approaching, the advisor went to the local market where he found ring with the following words engraved on it, “Gam ze ya’avor. This, too, shall pass.” King Solomon was delighted that his advisor had completed this seemingly impossible task. He saw when he was melancholy, the message on the ring would comfort him and remind him of sunnier days ahead. When he was at the height of contentment, the ring would humble him and remind him of life’s fleeting nature. Legend has[...]

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High Holidays

September 22, 2017
By Beth Mordecai
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President’s Message, Rosh Hashanah 2017

Does anyone else feel like this year has flown by?  It seems as if we were just here and I was speaking to you about feeling the true impact of Rosh Hashanah.  It has been quite a year filled with highs and lows, but the beauty of this holiday, is that we are able to wipe the slate clean and begin again.  For me, this upcoming year is truly about new and different.  But this isn’t just about me, it’s about all of you too.  We all have the chance to begin fresh with new outlooks and new goals.   And I have to say that being here, today with all of you on Rosh Hashanah, fills me with anticipation and[...]

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High Holidays

September 7, 2017
By bethmordecai
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High Holidays 5778 (2017)

Erev Rosh Hashanah is Weds, Sept 20. Please join us. Click the title link for complete High Holiday information.

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High Holidays

October 2, 2016
By bethmordecai
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2016/5777 High Holiday Letter – Embracing our Truest Selves

Dear Hevreh, Whenever the High Holidays come around, it always seems that there is pressure to make these days count more than others. From the perspective of the “Jew in the pew,” this is when we have the strongest sense of obligation, need, or guilt to show up to shul; from the perspective of synagogue leadership, this is when we can engage the most number of people and make sure our financial house is in order (our very own version of “Black Friday”); and from the perspective of clergy, this is when we have the chance to make the biggest difference in people’s lives, when our hearts and our minds are open to the idea of change and we’re all hoping[...]

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